GRADUATION ALTERNATIVES

Alternatives to the High School Diploma

California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
The California High School Proficiency Exam is offered three times per year to students who have finished their sophomore year or who are sixteen years of age and are seeking an alternative to the standard high school diploma. Students who pass the CHSPE are awarded a proficiency certificate by the California State Department of Education. Any student under 18 years of age who passes the CHSPE needs parental permission to leave school early. 

For CHSPE test information including scheduling, fees and test locations visit the California Department of Education website. Applications and more information also may be obtained at the Counseling Office of your school.

General Education Diploma (GED)

Students who are 18 years or older may take the General Education Development Exam.  Students who pass the GED test are awarded a high school equivalency certificate by the California State Department of Education.

For GED test information including scheduling, fees and test locations visit the California Department of Education website. Applications and more information also may be obtained at the Counseling Office of your school.

Adult School Diploma

Tamalpais Adult School is a WASC accredited school that prepares students, 18 years or older, to successfully pass the GED exam or earn high school subject credit towards a high school diploma.  For information about adult school classes and programs call: 415-945-3780.


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